The three rs of infant-adult interactions: Rhythms, repertoires, and responsitivity

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A number of studies on early infant-adult interactions, particularly face-to-face and feeding interactions are reviewed. Data from these studies suggest that interactions can be facilitated by the modulation of rhythms, modification of response repertoires, and mutual responsivity by both infant and parent. Disturbed interactions in samples of risk infants and their parents and interventions tried with these groups are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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